Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a pattern on the wall, part of Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Tools.
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Now there are many patterns that appear in Times Square. All of them are created in…many different ways.…Let's go in here and look at one of these patterns really close. Right here in…the foot locker store,…we see that there is a little pattern right inside there up on the wall--…this little pattern made of all these little cylindrical shapes right there.…We're going to create that pattern right now.…Right here in this blank file, I want to create this pattern.…Now what's important with any pattern is perfect symmetry.…So in order to ensure that symmetry, I want to bring up my grid.…I am going to say show the grid.…
Now I want to get in real close here, so we can see clearly what I'm going to be doing here.…Right now, it's broken up this way. I need three cylinders, so what I am going…to do is I'm going to increase to the number of subdivisions, so I have a better…guide for the three shapes that I need.…So I'm go into my Preferences and go to Grids right there.…I'm going to increase to subdivisions to a higher number, say 10, and you can…
In this installment, The Tools, Bert demonstrates how he uses the brushes, filters, and textures in Photoshop to create everything from the trees in Central Park to the billboards on Broadway, and shares his techniques for keeping his project organized with layers and groups. He also touches on the importance of channels and channel calculations, and how the evolution of the tools in Photoshop from CS3 to CS5 shaped his work.
- Making a chain brush
- Understanding the layers in lights
- Using the 3D tools in Photoshop
- Using layer styles
- Creating wood and fabric textures
- Applying a layer mask
- Linking layer masks with layer styles
- Understanding channels